How to reduce appearance of scars?

Sep 11, 2019 | Acne, Scar Removal, Skin Care

scar-removalWhile there is no method to completely eliminate scars, you have several options when it comes to reducing their appearance. Depending on your skin type, the type of scars, and your response to the treatment, the skin care experts at North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic may choose to go with one treatment option or combine several treatments for the best results.

Looking for effective ways to diminish the appearance of your scars? Here is a look at 5 options available for you.

  1. Chemical Peels

The chemical solution removes the scarred outer layer of skin, revealing a new layer. Superficial, medium and deep peels are all great for reducing the appearance of scars. Chemical peels work best on superficial scars.

  1. Microdermabrasion

The aesthetician will use a microdermabrasion machine to exfoliate the scarred top layer of your skin manually. The result is scar-free, smoother, and rejuvenated skin.

  1. Microneedling

The skin-pricking process in micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) will stimulate the production of collagen, which will, in turn, fill in the scars on your skin. Micro-Needling is quite effective in reducing the size and appearance of acne scars and other scars.

  1. Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy not only diminishes the appearance of scars, but it is also therapeutic and aids in healing. It’s a non-invasive and natural treatment.

  1. Laser Treatment

Laser therapy is effective in smoothing out acne and other types of scars. Among ablative laser treatments is the Active FX CO2 laser treatment. The laser penetrates deep into the dermis, stimulating the production of elastin and collagen to help the skin heal. The process smooths out scars and improves the skin tone.

Reducing the appearance of your scars is now easier than ever. If you have additional questions, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our highly qualified and experienced skin care experts. Call (480) 513-2888 or book an appointment online to find out what works best for you.